Barbosa says that Brazil is ready for the challenge against the talented team from the United States: "We know that the U.S. team is a dream team, the second we have great respect for the team dream of all players .. "There are many All-Star player. We energy and power we have and put the game to play."
Brazil is driven by Ruben who led Argentina to Magano the gold medal 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. This will be the first competition of Brazilian Men's Olympic basketball since 1996, and they will be in the pool in Kobe Bryant Shoes For Sale front of the U.S. team, so these two teams could meet again in the medal round.
Brazil has four NBA players on their roster: Nene (Wizards), Anderson Varejao (Cavaliers), Tiago Splitter (Spurs) and Barbosa (formerly with the Pacers, but currently a free agent). Nene and Varejao is not in the games of the 2010 ruheririi gxondla 7/24 World Cup, where Team USA lacks some of its famous star, was playing.
Team USA for the lack of great men is widely regarded as their only possible weakness is that Brazil could be stacked in front of target. Many players want to return to the script of this story.
Brazil is the strongest teams in the world, and the last time they met in the United States team in the FIBA ??World Championship in 2010, they came within two points of victory.
This year, they are stronger than ever, featuring four NBA players, some euros League players, and seven players who emerge from their national championship reasonably strong. They are also very experienced national side, Kevin Durant Shoes with only one player in the team 25 years old. You are not a research team in their last race, that their team is usually very flexible, and they have an abundance of players to choose from, but they are still a wonderful part.
His last tournament was the 2011 FIBA ??Americas Championship, where they Kobe Bryant Olympic 2012
lost the final to Argentina, the Central-South American basketball. But I would not take this result too seriously, the team did not include Nene, Leandro Barbosa and Anderson Varejao, who all play in the Brazilian team today.
But the Americans wanted to have the pace in the second, to create a simple control, the ball of Brazilian turnover and fast breaks. A 12-0 run fueled by steals and layups an eight-point deficit turned into a lead of 33 to 29, and James powered into the basket for the final two baskets of the half the Americans went to the break with a 37-32 on leadership.
Whalen led the U.S. women
Lindsay Whalen was the women's U.S. Olympic basketball has depth at point guard.
Whalen scored 21 points and had five assists to lead the Americans to a 99-67 defeat by Brazil. She started in place of Sue Bird, who left the team Sunday after the death of his stepfather Dennis.
Bird practiced with the team this weekend and when she plans to return to the Olympic team are not clear. She was the starting point guard played on the 2008 team and also on the 2004 team.
Diana Taurasi added 16 points for the United States in its action the first time since missing the final month of the WNBA season while recovering from a variety of injuries. Taurasi finished with seven assists.
Obama team promotes '92
Add President Obama disagree on the list of persons who can boast with Kobe Bryant, the team this year in the U.S. Olympic basketball team was the dream of 1992 pieces.
Bryant said recently the team this year - deep and athletic with the likes of Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant - would even beat the 1992 range.
The original dream team included Hall of Fame Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen and Chris Mullin.